Mountbatten MRT station

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 CC7 
Mountbatten
蒙巴登
மவுண்ட்பேட்டன்
Mountbatten
Rapid transit
Mountbatten-CCLPlatform.JPG
Platform level of Mountbatten MRT station.
Location301 Mountbatten Road
Singapore 398006
Coordinates1°18′23″N 103°52′57″E / 1.306306°N 103.882531°E / 1.306306; 103.882531Coordinates: 1°18′23″N 103°52′57″E / 1.306306°N 103.882531°E / 1.306306; 103.882531
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (External)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code CC7 
History
Opened17 April 2010; 9 years ago (2010-04-17)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
towards HarbourFront
Location

Mountbatten MRT station (CC7) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle Line, located on the boundary of Kallang and Geylang, Singapore.

Built at the junction of Mountbatten Road, Old Airport Road and Stadium Boulevard, Mountbatten station provides MRT access to residents of the Old Kallang Airport Estate and the numerous sports facilities at Kallang Sports Complex, including Kallang Field, Kallang Tennis Centre and Kallang Netball Centre.

Mountbatten station is within walking distances to Stadium MRT station and Dakota MRT station.

History[edit]

On 26 September 2003, construction started at Mountbatten MRT station with road realignment being done at Old Airport Road/Mountbatten Road junction.

Before the station was built, it is named Old Airport Road. As there are two stations surrounding the Old Airport Road, it was renamed to Mountbatten. Mountbatten was selected after Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, the Supreme Allied Commander (Southeast Asia) who accepted the Japanese surrender of Singapore during the Second World War.

The station was opened on 17 April 2010 along with the rest of Stage 1 & 2 of the Circle Line.

The contractor in charge of building this station was Nishimatsu-Lum Chang joint venture, the same joint venture that was in charge of the Nicoll Highway station.

Geography[edit]

The alignment of the underground Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway intersects with the alignment of the railway tunnels of the Circle Line between Mountbatten and Stadium. It posed a construction challenge as both were constructed at the same time from 2003 to 2006.

The distance between Dakota MRT station and this station is one of the shortest between any two stations on the Circle Line, taking less than a minute to travel between the two stations. Both stations are located on Old Airport Road, hence the short distance.

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